Definition of replica
1 : an exact reproduction (as of a painting) executed by the original artist a replica of this was painted … this year — Constance Strachey
2 : a copy exact in all details DNA makes a replica of itself sailed a replica of the Viking ship; broadly : copy this faithful, pathetic replica of a Midwestern suburb — G. F. Kennan
Examples of replica in a Sentence
We toured a replica of the ship.
It's an authentic replica of an ancient Greek urn.
Recent Examples of replica from the Web
The Philadelphia II, a replica made by the Maritime Museum that still plies the waters of Lake Champlain, is the second.
There is also a Confederate research library and a full-scale replica of a Civil War barracks.
The first floor has interactive displays designed for children, including a replica of Geisel’s childhood bedroom, where he was known to doodle on the wall.
Nor is the replica of one of the white towers of the Sunflower Ammunition Plant.
For 40 years, the David D. Porter Camp No. 116 chapter of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War has held its Memorial Day Commemoration, the descendants of Union soldiers wearing replicas of their ancestor's blue uniforms.
First, Clemmons asked to remove an entrenchment replica built by a group that does re-enactments, said Jimmy Pettitt, president of the Nash Farm group.
Stuffed-animal replicas of the mascots are available in the hotel gift shop.
Working with the original engraving studio, Precision Engravers of San Carlos, California, King has built 200 gold replicas.
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Origin and Etymology of replica
Italian, repetition, from replicare to repeat, from Late Latin, from Latin, to fold back — more at reply
First Known Use: 1824
Synonym Discussion of replica
REPLICA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of replica for English Language Learners
: an exact or very close copy of something
REPLICA Defined for Kids
Definition of replica for Students
: a very exact copy
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